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How to Meditate Upon Gayatri
By Sushma Gupta
[Taken from "Tantra of the Great Liberation". by Arthur Avalon. 1972. p 68-69]

While explaining the daily routine for a Saadhak, Shiv Jee says to Paarvatee Jee in " Mahaanirvaan Tantra" (Ch IV, Verses 53-61)

"Then rinsing his mouth, oblation of water should be offered to Soorya Dev (the Sun). Then let him meditate morning, midday and evening upon the great Devee Gayatri, the Supreme Devee as manifested in her three different forms and according to her three qualities. [In the Puraan Gayatri is represented as the consort of Brahmaa).

So she should be worshipped during three Sandhyaa of the day - morning, midday and evening; she has three forms to be worshipped separately in each Sandhyaa.

In the morning meditate upon her in her Braahmee form as a maiden of ruddy hue, with a pure smile, with two hands, holding a gourd (Kamandal) full of holy water, garlanded with crystal beads, clad in the skin of of a black antelope, seated on a swan. Her this Roop (form) is Raajasik. And since she is related to Brahmaa that is why she is called Braahmee.

At midday, meditate upon her in her Vaishnavee Roop, of the color of pure gold (Shyaam Varnaa), youthful, with full and rising breasts, situated in the Solar disc, with four hands holding the Shankh (conch shell), Chakra (discus), Gadaa (mace) and Padm (lotus flower), seated on Garud, garlanded with wild flowers. This is her Saattwik Roop. And since she is related to Vishnu that is why she is called Vaishnavee.

In the evening, the Yatee should meditate upon her as of white color, clad in white raiment, old and long past her youth, with three eyes, beneficent, propitious, seated on a Bull, holding in her lotus-like hands a Paash (noose), Trishool (trident), a Bhaalaa (lance) and a Mund (skull). [This Roop of hers is Taamasik or Shaivee]

Having thus meditated on the great Devee Gayatri and offered water three times from the hollow of his joined hands, the worshipper should make Jap with the Gayatri Mantra either 10 or 100 times, or 1,000 times."

Each Devtaa or Devee has his or her own Vaahan (vehicle). Since Braahmee is the consort of Brahmaa, her Vaahan is swan; in her Vaishnavee Roop she uses Vishnu's Vaahan Garud; and in her Shaivee Roop she uses Mahaadev's Vaahan Nandee Bull.

Brahmaa is generally pictured as a red man with four hands, seated on a swan, dressed in white. Vishnu is represented in dark color, four-armed, holding the articles Shankh, Chakra, Gadaa and Padm, riding upon the bird Garud, dressed in yellow clothes. The Mahaabhaarat pictures Him as seated in Vaikunth, the Heaven of Vishnu, on a seat glorious as the midday Sun, resting on white lotus flowers with His consort Lakshmee, who shines like a continued blaze of lightning and from whose body the fragrance of the lotus flowers extends 800 miles.

How to Chant Gayatri Mantra

Gayatri should be chanted at medium speed, and each Mantra chant should be immediately followed by the next chant, such that a cycle (spiral) of chants is formed and pervades around the chanter. No special precautions as such are necessary, but the following are worth noting.
(1) The mind should be positive, and no negative thoughts should be entertained. Because, whatever thoughts we entertain during Gayatri chant, gets multiplied.
(2) Specific time and place for regular chant is more helpful in the longer run.


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